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Reading MasquesThe English Masque and Public Culture in the Seventeenth Century$
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Lauren Shohet

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199295890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.001.0001

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Conclusion

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(p.238) Conclusion
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Reading Masques
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Lauren Shohet (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295890.003.0007

Not only throughout the seventeenth century but well beyond it, masques participated in an evolving, transhistorically collaborative tradition. Late eighteenth‐century masques repurpose early Jacobean texts; Shakespearian adaptations develop the plays' masque elements to carry early drama forward in the popular repertoire; parodies use the masque form to sponsor dynamic cultural work. The conclusion presents relationships between the 1774 A New Masque Called The Druids and Jonson's 1606 Hymenaei, as well as Tempests by Shakespeare, Davenant, and Thomas Duffett.

Keywords:   masque, Restoration, adaptation, theatrical repertoire, Ben Jonson, William Shakespeare, William Davenant, Thomas Duffett, Hymenaei, The Tempest, The Mock Tempest Or the Enchanted Castle, A New Masque Called the Druids

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